Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Prayer for Today

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace,
That where there is hatred, may I bring love;
The where there is wrong, may I bring a spirit of forgiveness;
That where there is discord, may I bring harmony;
That where there is error, may I bring truth;
That where there are shadows, may I bring light;
That where there is sadness, may I bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek to comfort, rather than to be comforted;
To understand than to be understood;
To love rather than to be loved;
For it is in giving that we are received;
It is by forgiving that we are forgiven,
And it is by dying that we awaken to eternal life.
Attributed to Francis of Assisi, Italian Monk (1181-1226)

Consider the things that seem to difficult in your life today-
ask God for power...
Consider the things that seem menial in you life today-
ask God for perspective...
Consider the opportunities to bring restoration in your sphere of influence-
ask God for courage...
Consider the alternatives to serving God-
affirm your desire to serve Him above all other Gods...
Lord, please develop in me the kind of character that You order. Amen.
by Kurt Bjorklund in Prayers For Today

This one is short today because I am still traveling this week,
returning home in time for the Friday, Justice Conference in Portland
where I will be part of the M25-H.O.P.E. Business Academy exhibition.
Many blessings to you all!

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